Henke finally wins state House seat from Tulsa

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports


Henke finally wins state House seat from Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa woman has finally won the race for a House seat that earlier this year featured a special election, a recount and the results eventually thrown out.

Complete but unofficial returns show Republican Katie Henke defeated Democrat Dan Arthrell by about 900 votes in Tuesday's general election. The count was 7,357 to 6,461.

Henke and Arthrell first met in a special election in April for the seat vacated by the resignation of former Rep. Dan Sullivan.

Initial returns showed Arthrell with a three-vote victory. Henke requested a hand recount that showed her winning the race by one vote - until two uncounted ballots for Arthrell were found in a voting machine.

The state Supreme Court eventually threw out the election and the seat has been vacant since.

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